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Ace Hardware partners with eBay for expanded in-store pickup

Ace Hardware has partnered with eBay Enterprise (NASDAQ: EBAY) to offer customers an in-store pickup option. The partnership is intended to help Ace enhance its omnichannel capabilities, drive sales and generate customer acquisitions.

Pier 1 is banking on omnichannel growth

Pier 1 Imports announced disappointing sales this week, but the furniture and home decor retailer is confident that its continued investment in omnichannel will give it a boost in the coming year.

Hhgregg tops list for appliance shopping websites

Hhgregg ranked the highest among appliance retailer websites in a recent J.D. Power 2014 Appliance Shopper Website Evaluation Study. The study indicated that 76 percent of shoppers found that retailer websites are highly useful when shopping for appliances, and that product reviews are becoming increasingly important.

Strongbark launches first private social shopping network

Strongbark has launched the first private social shopping network, a platform where shoppers share deals and discounts directly with their closest friends. With more than 6,500 retailers and 80,000-plus offers available daily, Strongbark users can shop using keywords or categories to find any product or service. 

Chico's expands e-commerce to 100 countries

Chico's FAS will now be able to transact with shoppers in more than 100 countries and across more than 60 global currencies.

Boxed is thinking outside the box and creating the perfect package for mobile retail

This is not a grocery delivery service. Nor is it a tech company selling non-perishable foods. Launched just 10 months ago, Boxed is innovating warehouse shopping by eliminating the need for consumers to haul large quantities from the check-out, to their car, and then their homes.

Ikea to expand e-commerce

Ikea has been slow to develop e-commerce, but the home goods retailer will resume its rollout, following a year of focus on physical stores.

Mobile 51% of online retail visits

Online shopping has reached a tipping point as the majority of consumers visit retail websites via mobile devices rather than computers, according to Branding Brand's Mobile Commerce Index report. This marks the first time that mobile shopping outpaced desktop shopping in the survey's history.

Twitter launches 'buy' button

Shoppers can now purchase products directly from their Twitter feeds with the official launch of the long-awaited "buy" button.

Walmart, Amazon, eBay top customer survey

Amazon, Walmart and eBay are among the top ranked online retailers in the eighth annual survey by Prosper Insight & Analytics. The survey qualified shoppers by age, income level and gender.